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ARNOLD RUESS Rechtsanwälte

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Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 15
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Firm Overview:
ARNOLD RUESS is a boutique IP firm in Düsseldorf, Germany, serving national and international clients from innovative mid-size enterprises to Fortune 500 companies. Founded in 2010 as a spin-off from a magic circle firm, the practice has acted in several high-profile IP cases. ARNOLD RUESS and its partners are highly recommended by all major ranking institutions including Legal 500, Chambers, JUVE, WTR, IAM, Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal.

Main Areas of Practice:

-Intellectual Property
-Patent Litigation
-Trademark Litigation

Intellectual Property:
Arnold Ruess specialises in the entire field of intellectual property:
■Strategic advice regarding trademarks and technical rights, unfair competition and copyright law
■Litigation before the specialist German courts including coordination of international proceedings with partners in other jurisdictions ■Licensing and other contract negotiations and drafting
■Evaluation and optimisation of rights portfolios
■Developing and advising on advertising strategies, promotional material and branding

Recent work includes:
■Regularly acting for Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe as exclusive German IP counsel on a variety of technical and non-technical IP matters (patent, design, trademark, copyright) including litigation; latest case involves defending key trademark in appeal proceedings ■Advising Nokia in—now settled—patent litigation with Apple, BlackBerry; continuous advice in pending matters
■Involvement in a USD 1.25 billion settlement for Forward Pharma against Biogen
■Representing Sanofi in multi-jurisdictional patent case against Mylan insulin pen technology
■Representing Hexal in proceedings against Astra Zeneca in breast cancer drug patent (re fulvestrant)
■Advising Subaru on new technical platform and advertising issues
■Representing Wilkinson (Edgewell Group) in patent dispute against Gillette and advising them re trademark and unfair competition law ■Successful defence in first biosimilar infringement proceedings in Germany for Celltrion and Mundipharma against Roche
■Litigation for tobacco wholesalers regarding advertising restrictions in a widely-covered case now pending in second instance after first-instance success for client
■Advising a healthcare client on a new trademark strategy and portfolio setup
■Coordination of international patent litigation and conducting German proceedings for various international clients (pharmaceutical products, telecommunication industry, consumer products, software, biotech)
■Advising numerous clients including a furniture store chain and a restaurant chain with several hundred outfits in Germany on national advertising strategy

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, Nokia, Guhl, Wilkinson (Edgewell Group), Subaru, Nordsee, Order of St John (Johanniterorden), Hexal (Novartis Group), Sisvel, Sanofi